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What vitamins and minerals can improve muscle health?

Dr. Vonda Wright, MD
Dr. Vonda Wright, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
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Calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorous are important nutrients that ensure muscles contract as they should. This is especially true for the heart.

Vitamin C aids in the formation of collagen and elastin, which are important for the elasticity and flexibility of muscles. In addition, Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that repairs the micro-tears our muscles sustain during hard exercise sessions.

Vitamin E is another proven muscle-rebuilding antioxidant and can diminish delayed onset muscle soreness.
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